New Jersey shark tournament purse could go as high as $300,000

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The 33rd annual South Jersey Shark Tournament will offer anglers their first competitive big-game fishing opportunity of the season Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9.

Averaging 150 to 200 boats each year, the event is one of the premiere shark tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region. With a cast of more than 1,000 anglers participating annually, it takes place when the bite has been historically at its best in the waters off Cape May.

The tournament is structured to provide participants with the best fishing hours, big cash prizes and an equal chance for boats of all sizes to compete – all while setting an example of sportsmanship and sound conservation practices, according to organizers.

The entry fee is $545 per boat and includes eligibility for tournament prizes and five tickets to all dockside dinners and festivities. Additional tickets can be purchased at the captains meeting.

This year all of the dockside festivities, from the captains meeting to the awards party, will take place at South Jersey Marina. The traditional big tent, seafood and local food and everything else will be back as usual. A shuttle van will run between the marina and the Canyon Club for remote parking.

Last year the payout was $260,434, and this year promoters are anticipating that the prize money will top the $300,000 mark, depending on the number of entries.

Boaters who require transient dockage are advised to make their reservations early to guarantee a spot at South Jersey Marina or Canyon Club Resort.

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